STAGE TEN is an advanced production platform that gives you tools to create dynamic live streams on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, or Twitter.

General Tips

Always use the latest version of Google Chrome.
Turn off any ad-blockers - anything that blocks UDP traffic will create issues.
Disable any VPNs in use, as they may throttle bandwidth between locations.
Use the strongest internet connection available (ethernet > wifi).
Close any non-essential browser tabs or applications.
If using a laptop, we recommend keeping it plugged in.
Using a headset will provide a better experience.

Video Overview (2 min)

This is the STAGE TEN Studio

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1: Add Feeds

The STAGE TEN Studio begins by providing you with a default 'local' feed. You can replace this feed, or add additional feeds.

You can invite feeds from remote web cams, mobile devices, or pro cams, create screen share feeds, and additional local cam feeds. 

Learn how to ADD OR INVITE FEEDS to configure/include the feeds you want.

Step 2: Add Media 

You can use the Media Library to add images, videos, graphics, and music beds to your broadcast.

You can download sample files by clicking the Download Sample Files button for the purposes of trying STAGE TEN for the first time, but they are also available for your use in broadcasts.

Learn how to ADD MEDIA TO THE MEDIA LIBRARY to add the assets you want.

Step 3: Create Scene

You need to create a scene in order to start a broadcast.

You can choose from a variety of layouts and fill those layouts with a combination of live feeds, media assets, and graphics.

Learn how to CREATE A SCENE to create the live broadcast you want.

Step 4: Go Live

Once you have a scene created, you can then start your live broadcast.

You can connect to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Twitch.

Learn how to GO LIVE to start your broadcast.

Note: There will be 5 to 20 second delay before your live stream appears on your selected destination(s).

Step 5: Backstage Chat

Receive notifications when live participants are added to the Feed Pool.

Send and receive messages to your participants using the Backstage Chat window.

Learn how to USE BACKSTAGE CHAT in your broadcast

Note: How to add a social destination to send your broadcast to 

You can broadcast to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Twitch. 

If you sign up with social sign in, you will have a default destination configure automatically.

You can always change your list of destinations by deleting your existing destination and replacing it with another.

Learn how to ADD A DESTINATION to your STAGE TEN Studio

Note: How to set up your Stream on YouTube

YouTube offers two types of live streaming:

  1. Live Stream Now (go live immediately) - you can live stream to YouTube for FREE on STAGE TEN 
  2. YouTube Live Events (go live at a scheduled time) - you need to have a paid plan at any level to stream to a YouTube live event

Whenever you stream on the free plan, YouTube has set default values for you for stream title, description, category, and most importantly, privacy. 

You can change these defaults at https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard under BASIC INFO. Change them to what you want. Make sure the status bar at the top of the page reads 'all changes saved' after any changes.

These default values apply every time you Live Stream Now on YouTube.

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